By Keith Ingham
Today is a year since Gary Speed passed away in tragic circumstances. I sit here with the memories of that day still there, wondering why it happened, we might never know the reasons, nor maybe should we.
A man who was a legend and who wore the white shirt of Leeds with such pride and endeavoured to do his best for the team. Lots of words have been spoken, written about the man but I remember a young man who happily chatted with my young children who looked at him with awe. They still mention the meeting, it was a summers day in August, a pre season game and he made them feel special. That's what legends do.
Today I go to Elland Road to pay my respects and to see the present team endeavour to get three points v Leicester but the 'family' will be there to show the football world we've not forgotten one of our own. There will be tears in the hardest of eyes, myself included as our memories of the man flood back.
He might have moved away and played with distinction at other clubs but Elland Road is where he started and it's fitting he is remembered there with such fondness. To close I will repeat a bit of commentary v Sheffield United 'Go on Gary Speed, get one yourself son'
Gary Speed - Legend in my lifetime
God Bless, Rest easy
On On On